I had one tonight. A "Lightbulb Moment of Parenting." Charlie has had a hard time getting to sleep these past couple nights. Tonight, like many nights, Charlie needed a hand on his back to help him get to sleep. He could be sawing logs, but as soon as I removed my hand from his back he would begin to stir. Teething makes everything so hard. Poor Guy.
Anyway, as I was standing next to the crib in the dark with my one hand lightly placed on Charlie's back I began to think a bean bag might do the trick. If he is just needing the sensory input of a little bit of weight on his back to keep him calm, why not try a bean bag? Well, we don't have any bean bags laying around, but... We do have a Beanie Baby! The Beanie Baby, a little dog, was near the crib. I was able to grab it quickly and place it on Charlie's back. He settled right down again and I haven't heard a peep. GENIUS! Oh, and he looks pretty darn cute with that little puppy dog on his back;-)